President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day 1863

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, we welcome to worship Matt Spruill to read Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving.  Matt is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a former Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide. He graduated from The Citadel with a BA in History and the University of Missouri with a MA in History.  He is a graduate and was also on the faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He has spent the last 30 years studying, lecturing, and writing on the Civil War. He currently has seven books in print with two more being published in December 2017 and January 2018. Periodically Matt arranges and guides local groups on Civil War battlefield trips. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Littleton.  They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, and four great grandkids.

Listen to President Lincoln’s Proclamation HERE

Read President Lincolon’s Proclamation HERE


Colonel Matt Spruill, U.S. Army (Ret.)